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1981 Oldsmobile Toronado

Discussion in 'Members rides' started by oldsmoboi, Aug 3, 2013.

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  1. oldsmoboi

    oldsmoboi Member

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    Here is my 1981 Oldsmobile Toronado. This is my daily driver that I am also preserving. This is my second Toronado of this generation, my first one was stolen and totaled my first week in college (many years ago). I've had a bunch of new cars since, but I decided "Why spend all this money on a new car when this is what I really want!?"

    So I went and bought it for $2300... and now no car payment! I do most of the work myself.

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  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Welcome to Gearhead Central oldsmoboi.

    That Toronado looks like it is in great shape. What are your plans for it?

    James
     
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    Just to drive it and preserve it as much as possible in the process. It is my daily driver till I find a used Avalanche I like.
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Was the car ready to roll when you bought it? How many miles on the car? I can't get over the condition of the car.

    The Avalanche is a nice truck. I remember them driving me crazy during the first detail I did on one. Everywhere I turned I seemed to find another compartment in it. The detail took a little longer then expected. But in the end it was worth it. We did it free for a local dealer to show them the level of work we offer. In the end we ended up getting business from them.

    James
     
  5. dapapas

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    Dude! That Toronado is sweet!

    I had a 1984! Loved that thing. That's what taught me everything I know about cars. Every time it needed something fixed, I'd do it, and add a little bit more knowledge to the memory banks.

    Believe it or not, my Toronado is the reason I started smoking cigars! (Bet no ones ever heard that reason before. "My car peer pressured me") The car had 4 ashtrays and cigarette lighters. A couple months after I bought it (for $1800) I was sitting there thinking, "This car is way too classy for me. I had better step my game up." So I bought a cigar!

    This is great! You don't see many of these beauties anymore.

    But yea. Beautiful cars! Check mine out!

    They're almost identical.

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    What a nice car, it's a little old, but it's still stylish. I would love to pick it up and make some modifications...
    Take good care of it!
     
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